University of Vermont

Leadership & Club Resources

Publicizing an Event

Getting the word out about your event can sometimes be just as hard as organizing the event in the first place! It's certainly just as important - after all you can't have an event without people! From postering to E-mails, there are a variety of different ways to promote your event and number of resources, both on and off-campus, to assist you in getting the word out! Here are just a few:


Residence Halls and Davis Center are primary postering places for those interested in getting their message to students - but there are a number places (on campus and off) you can use to get the word out!

  • Residence Halls
    131 posters are needed to cover all of the halls, add 11 for common areas. 150 posters would be a safe bet. Read the Residential Life Postering and Solicitation Policy for more information; Living & Learning Flatscreens (Send Posters to

  • Dudley H. Davis Center
    Display cases are available first-come-first-serve through Student Life (; Bulletin Boards are public spaces and are cleared each Sunday. Flatscreen space is also available to UVM Affiliates (send posters to

  • Academic buildings
    Billings, Waterman, Lafayette, Aiken, Williams, Cook, Votey; Almost all buildings have a community board for posting events. Buildings are locked on the weekends. Waterman flatscreens are managed by

  • Athletics
    Public bulletin boards are located in the hall of the indoor track.

  • Libraries
    Bulletin boards located outside, as well as inside the Cyber Cafe.

  • Downtown
    Bulletin Boards are located on: Main StCollege St., & Pearl St.


Send a single e-mail to a number of specific people who subscribe to various listservs:



  • Women's Center

  • Outing Club (through John Abbott)

  • Student Body (e-mail a message 5-7 lines to the President of SGA by Tuesday afternoon to get it in the Wednesday weekly e-mail). You can open the SGA page in a new window to find the President's email address here.

  • Living & Learning (It's sent out every Friday - e-mail Windy Paz-Amor,

  • This Week @ UVM - Send an email to with all the details (date, time, location, event information, and a contact person) by Thursday at noon, the week before your event. Questions? Call 656-2005.

  • Some students help out by forwarding e-mails to any listservs that may have interest in an event especially if you include "Please forward widely" in the email.


  • University Heights North
    Prefer Powerpoints; e-mail to (currently broken)

  • University Heights South
    Perfer Powerpoints; e-mail to

  • Waterman
    Prefer Powerpoints; e-mail to

  • Living and Learning
    prefer .pdfs; e-mail to

  • Davis Center
    Can accept: PDFs, Images, Powerpoint, .mov, and Youtube Videos in both horizontal and vertical orientation. These flatscreens do NOT play sound. Contact with your poster. Please indicate the end-date of your event in the e-mail.


  • Facebook, if you've got access. Make sure the invite list is visible, or else it won't show up on Newsfeeds and no one will see it.

  • Chalking, if you've got the time. It's ideal to do it on the side of the sidewalks so it's not too obstructing and still effective

  • Banner space in Davis Center Atrium - Space can be reserved through Davis Center Operations (802-656-1204).

Originally Compiled by Amanda Wong, Class of 2010